WG has joined a coalition of 28 California agriculture associations in support of AB 93, a bill by Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (56th AD) that prioritizes workers in the food supply industry, including field workers, for rapid testing and vaccination programs in response to COVID-19.

In a letter to Assemblymember Garcia, the coalition states: “With COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations on the rise, it is imperative we protect those that continue to serve the population of the state and nation by ensuring they are some of the first in line for the vaccine.”

Matthew Allen

President-elect Joe Biden plans to nominate former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack as secretary of agriculture. Vilsack, who is currently President and CEO of the U.S. Dairy Export Council, previously served eight years as agriculture secretary in the Obama administration.

Cory Lunde

Western Growers University offers both members and non-members unique and customized educational resources to better drive their businesses forward. As the year 2020 is ending, we want to ensure that you are staying up to date with our course offerings.

Adriana Robles

FDA is planning outreach calls to registered food facilities in areas with high rates of COVID-19 or are anticipated to have high rates of COVID-19. The intent of the outreach effort is to support continuity in the food supply. FDA is prioritizing these calls based on facility food type and size. The time frame for the calls is unspecified and may continue into the spring months if needed. There is no similar plan intended for non-FDA registered food production operations, such as growing operations. 

Cory Lunde

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